Conversations about the need for a more diverse and inclusive corporate Canada are not new - we have been having them for years, with not much changing. But recent anti-racism protests have placed the corporate realm under increased scrutiny.
While making charitable contributions to organizations committed to serving diverse groups and supporting events that celebrate our vibrant and diverse communities are important, they are starting points not the end state. We cannot brush off the hard, roll-up-your-sleeves, long-term work of creating a diverse workplace where all employees can bring their full selves to work, be engaged and have a sense of belonging. To do this we need data, useful data, and an understanding of data analytics- only then can begin to develop meaningful programs and strategies for change.
In this episode Miranda McKie and I talk data and artificial intelligence as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion. Both Miranda and I have worked in large corporations and seen first had the ad hoc approach do diversity and inclusion, the absence of data or an understanding of how to use data to identify opportunities, manage risks and hold leaders accountable.
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